Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Emptying the Bottle: Late May '12 Links

Here is the best of what I've shared on Twitter recently:
As always, feel free to email me anything interesting you come across.


  1. Just wanted to stop in and say that I listened to that Planet Money podcast too, and it did not say that the price of college has not gone up. They said that private colleges inflate their tuition and the cost of it gets born by student loans (which includes gov't aid).

  2. Also glad to hear the arguments against legalizing drugs in that Weekly Standard article impressed you, since they're essentially the ones I've been making to you for years (minus the crap about the criminal justice system being perfect).

  3. Maybe I misunderstood, but I believe they said that colleges inflate their advertised tuition cost, but that the average price actually paid has not increased very much.

    You didn't read what I wrote at the link. The Weekly Standard is the single best collection of arguments against drug legalization, and yet I'm still not convinced.

  4. You misunderstood that they limited the discussion to PRIVATE colleges, and that yes the net price actually paid by the student has not increased very much, but the price paid by aid providers has.

    I did read what you wrote. You said it was the best argument against legalizing drugs you'd read. I was glad since it's been my argument for quite a while. I don't expect you to change your mind.

  5. They said that PRIVATE colleges inflate their tuition, and the difference is paid by aid providers.

    I did read what you wrote; you said it was the best argument you've heard against legalizing drugs yet, which I was glad to hear, since I've been making it for years. I don't expect you to change your mind.


You are the reason why I do not write privately. I would love to hear your thoughts, whether you agree or not.